Monday, November 11, 2013

Notations 17: Clark and Kallmyer

Here is the seventeenth installment of Notations! Inspired by Cage's 1969 bookNotations is a collection of graphic scores, hand drawn music calligraphy, computer code, compositional sketches, text scores, and other innovative forms of musical notation.

Every Monday we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are Eric KM Clark and Chris Kallmyer. All media is used with permission, and copyright is retained by each piece's respective creator. Click on the images to hear/see a larger view.

Eric km Clark is an accomplished violinist, composer, and improviser that has performed throughout the world, with the majority of his shows taking place in Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York City. Originally from Victoria, Canada, Mr. Clark first moved to the US in 2004 to study at the California Institute of the Arts. Mr. Clark has collaborated in performance with many of the world's most innovative artists and ensembles, including Han Bennink, Michael Gordon, Guy Maddin, Ensemble Sospeso, and the Silver Orchestra. Mr. Clark also co-founded with composer Michael Winter “The Wulf.”, an experimental concert venue located in downtown LA.

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From Honfleur + Los Angeles by Chris Kallmyer

Chris Kallmyer is an artist living in San Francisco, CA who works in sound installation, composition, performance, and electronic music. He has presented work at the Walker Art Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Hammer Museum, the Getty Center, REDCAT, Machine Project, and other spaces in America and Europe. Chris is an artist that works with Machine Project, is a member of wild Up, and earned his MFA in music from the California Institute of the Arts where he studied with Thomas Stevens, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, and Aashish Khan. He holds a BA in trumpet performance from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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